Kyselak. Skizzen einer Fußreise durch Österreich
Text(s) by Josef Kyselak
19 x 15.7 cm
Publisher: Jung und Jung Verlag GmbH
In the summer of 1825, the young Viennese Josef Kyselak sets off on a four-month hike through Austria, Bavaria, South Tyrol and Slovenia.
Guided by a romantic yearning for nature, a thirst for knowledge and his white wolfhound Duna, Kyselak explores castles and ruins, searches for sights such as Andreas Hofer's last hiding place, describes enchanting places and achieves top mountaineering feats in the process. His journey home to Vienna by water is an adventure, and the descriptions of the people he meets are interesting and touching.
For the first time since its first publication in 1829, the book, which has long been out of print, is now being published unabridged.
Although his narrative is one of the most original works of travel literature of the Austrian Biedermeier period, the reason for Kyselak's fame was another: on his travels he used to leave his name in large letters of black oil paint - some of these signatures still exist today.